Pregnancy: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Pregnancy is such a unique time in a woman’s life. So many changes take place in what is really an incredibly short time. It still amazes me that a human baby is created in less than 40 weeks (all praise to God).

But with the pregnancy, comes an array of symptoms, emotions and experiences. Some are mind-blowing and utterly glorious. And then some are just blah. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly of my first experience being pregnant. I would love to know if any women who have been pregnant can relate; leave a comment down below!


  • The joy of finding out you’re expecting
  • Seeing your baby during an ultra sound
  • Strong nails and luscious locks (not for long though, right?!)
  • Energy (I’ve had a lot of energy for the most of my pregnancy and would consider myself pretty active)
  • The first movements (and really every movement thereafter)
  • Indulging with my super powerful tastebuds
  • Everyone is nice to you, you get smiles on the street, seats on the BART (Bay Area people, can you feel me?!) and upgrades on planes
  • Having an excuse when you don’t want to do something 😛


  • Sleep schedule is thrown off – I already miss it
  • Back rolls and back pain (this belly boosting belt has saved my life though)
  • Bloatiness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of bladder control (sometimes I fear sneezing, coughing and laughing too hard…)
  • The stress and nerves of the amount of stuff that needs to occur before the baby arrives is nuts
  • I can’t wear heels for a long period of time. RIP to my heels (for now)
  • Round ligament pain


  • Blotchy skin – my skin has changed so much and I’ve finally found two skincare lines that have done well for me: REN and Biossance
  • The burps
  • Nose bleeds and chapped lips (my two worst nightmares combined into one)
  • Breathing like a hog at times
  • Hairiness
  • Drooling and bad breath

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